Friday, September 07, 2007

Tribute to Eric Lappegard

From the Strib:

In late July, beloved Twin Cities cartoonist Eric Lappegard (aka Schmapples) died after complications from a car accident. Lappegard was an active member in the Cartoonist Conspiracy and a vocal supporter of bike riders and vegans. His friends and allies have put together a benefit for Lappegard's family Saturday at Altered Esthetics. It includes work by Lappegard and his friends, a silent auction, a vegan bake sale and the first chance to buy two books created for the benefit: a complete collection of Lappegard's hilarious online cartoon "Schmapples," which he worked on daily for the last six months of his life, and "Alley Cat," a 100-page anthology of comics dedicated to Lappegard, with work by local luminaries such as Ken Avidor and Zander Cannon and national superstars such as Anders Nilsen. The party will be preceded by a bike race around Northeast, starting at Behind Bars Bicycle Shop. For more information, go to: (5-10 p.m. Sat. Altered Esthetics, 1224 Quincy St. NE., Mpls.)

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